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activists in Bandung say IWD must become fight for equality, against capitalism
Pojok Bandung. March 8, 2017. Activists from the Women's Liberation Committee
of Struggle (KPPP) held a rally to commemorate International Women's Day
(IWD) in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung on Wednesday March
rally in Yogyakarta highlights child marriage, sexual violence Detik
News. March 8, 2017. International Women's Day in the Central Java city
of Yogyakarta was commemorated by several different organisations with
a long-march through the Jl. Malioboro shopping district.
unions commemorate IWD in Jakarta with calls to end discrimination, sexual
violence Kompas.com. March 8, 2017. Several trade unions gathered
in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building on Jl. Subroto
in Jakarta on Wednesday to demand their rights in the context of commemorating
International Women's Day (IWD) which falls on March 8.
IWD, Pekanbaru students take up human trafficking, violence against women
Tribune Pekanbaru. March 8, 2017. Crimes against women and children along
with human trafficking were the central issues taken up by scores of demonstrators
from the All Indonesia Student Executive Committee Women's Forum (FP BEM
SI) during a commemoration of International Women's Day.
in Makassar mark IWD with calls to end violence against women and children
Tribune Timur. March 8, 2017. The Legal Aid Foundation of the Indonesian
Women's Association for Justice (LBH-APIK) recorded that there were 1984
cases of violence against women in 2016.
activist commemorate IWD with demand for equal rights, decent wages
KBR. March 8, 2017. Papuan students, Ahmadiyah housewives and National
Student Front (FMN) activists under the banner of the Bali Women's Alliance
(APB) commemorated International Women's Day (IWD) with a rally in front
of the Bali governor's office on Wednesday March 8.
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times continue for people of East Timor WA Today. March 24, 2017.
When invading Indonesian troops parachuted into Dili in 1975 Filomena Gomes
fled into East Timor's cloud-shrouded mountains and for four years scrounged
food and cooked for guerrilla fighters.
top court hears landmark gay marriage case BBC News. March 24, 2017.
A panel of judges at Taiwan's top court are hearing a case that could make
the island the first place in Asia to introduce gay marriage.
fined $500 for West Papua protest at Indonesian consulate Melbourne
Age. March 23, 2017. A man is refusing to pay a $500 fine for trespassing
at an Indonesian consulate to protest against its presence in West Papua,
saying Australia has sold him out.
seeks NZ govt stand on abuses in West Papua Radio New Zealand International.
March 23, 2017. New Zealand's parliament has been presented with a public
petition urging government action on the human rights situation in West
agency is a tyrant: House deputy speaker Fahri Hamzah Jakarta Globe.
March 23, 2017. House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Fahri Hamzah has
likened the national antigraft agency to a tyrant after one of its prosecutors
mentioned his name and the name of fellow Deputy Speaker Fadli Zon in relation
to a tax evasion case currently before the court.
still struggles to close gender equality gap: UNDP Jakarta Post.
March 22, 2017. The latest Human Development Index (HDI) report released
by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) says Indonesia is still
struggling to close its gender equality gap.
plant rally goes on after farmer's death Jakarta Post. March 22,
2017. Following Tuesday's death of a farmer demonstrator, about 100 NGO
activists joined the Central Java farmers' protest across from the State
Palace on Wednesday, protesting a cement factory that they deem as endangering
the villagers' livelihood.
gives tobacco bill a shot Jakarta Post. March 22, 2017. The tobacco
bill is not dead yet, despite the government's earlier claim that it would
kill the bill.
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Statement: Celebrating International Women's Day Be Bold For Change
Timor-Leste Women's Communication Forum (FOKUPERS). March 8, 2017
Blasphemy sentences are an injustice that must be reversed Amnesty
International News Release. March 7, 2017
Government must investigate Wilmar labour practices as company attempts
to cover up abuse claims Amnesty International News Release. March
Local community attacked by police after protesting against the Adidaya
Tangguh Company Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. March
calls on the Australian PM to raise West Papua with Jakarta Australia
West Papua Association (Sydney) Media release. March 5, 2017
Discrimination and prohibition of Ahmadiyya Congregations to pray in their
Mosque Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. March 1, 2017
Government unwilling to resolve past human rights abuses Asian Human
Rights Commission Statement. February 13, 2017
Action: Prisoners of conscience could face life in prison Amnesty
International Urgent Action. February 7, 2017
Papua The elephant in the room Australia West Papua Association
(Sydney) Media Release. February 2, 2017
in crime Joint Statement. February 1, 2017
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reinstates secret military courts despite criticism BBC News. March
22, 2017. Pakistan's lower house has passed a bill to reinstate secret
military courts, despite criticism from human rights activists.
and the Beast: Malaysia 'to show uncut version' BBC News. March 22,
2017. Beauty and the Beast will be released in Malaysia without any cuts,
Disney says, days after it rejected censors' demands for a gay scene to
student faces trial in Yogyakarta over political activities Jakarta
Post. March 21, 2017. The Yogyakarta District Court on Tuesday began the
trial of Obby Kogoya, 22, a Papuan student suspected of committing violence
against police personnel before a rally on Jl. Kusumanegara in July last
'Lu-Olo' Guterres on track to win East Timor presidential election
Sydney Morning Herald. March 21, 2017. A veteran guerrilla commander
is heading for a decisive victory in East Timor's presidential elections
and is expected to be sworn in as the country's next head of state in May.
students calls for closure of Freeport Jakarta Post. March 21, 2017.
Hundreds of people grouped under the United Students Front for Freeport
Closure staged a rally in front of the Papua Legislative Council and called
for the closure of United States-based giant gold and copper miner PT Freeport
Indonesia, which has operated in Papua for 50 years.
want to speed up Ahok's trial Jakarta Post. March 21, 2017. The North
Jakarta District Court said on Tuesday that it expected to speed up Jakarta
Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama's blasphemy trial in hopes of handing
down a ruling no later than May.
backtracks on gay marriage in Philippines BBC News. March 21, 2017.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he opposes gay marriage,
after previously declaring he would consider legalising it.
steamrolls media freedom in Papua, again Human Rights Watch. March
20, 2017. French journalists Jean Frank Pierre and Basille Marie Longhamp
learned firsthand last week the Indonesian authorities' contempt for media
freedom in its "Forbidden Island" provinces of Papua and West Papua (commonly
referred to as "Papua").
Indonesia postpones Rembang factory opening due to protests Jakarta
Post. March 20, 2017. Publicly listed cement manufacturer PT Semen Indonesia
(SI) has decided to postpone the initial launch of its new production facility
in Rembang, Central Java, for several months due to a prolonged dispute
with the local community.
Timor's democracy put to the test Crikey Insider. March 20, 2017.
East Timor goes to the polls on today to elect a new president. After this
small and still impoverished country's profoundly troubled history, the
election should, happily, be relatively unproblematic.
presidential election: revolutionary hero v new generation The Guardian.
March 20, 2017. A former revolutionary hero is expected to become Timor-Leste's
next president as voters head to the polls in the country's first election
since the departure of United Nations peacekeepers in 2012.
elections: Citizens head to polls to cast vote for president to 'speak
for the people' ABC Radio Australia. March 20, 2017. The people of
Timor-Leste head to the polls today to elect a new president, with former
guerrilla fighter Francisco "Lu'Olo" Guterres widely tipped to out-poll
seven other candidates.
Timor presidential election tests old heroes Gusmao and Alkatiri
The Australian. March 20, 2017. East Timorese voters go to the polls today
to elect their fourth president since Independence, in a contest shaping
up as a referendum on whether the tiny nation is ready to move on from
its freedom-struggle narrative and focus on the economic struggle ahead.
queues as East Timorese choose to have a say in future of Asia's newest
democracy Melbourne Age. March 20, 2017. They rode ponies, steered
boats and walked for kilometres along cloud-shrouded mountain paths to
vote in East Timor's presidential election on Monday.
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